Time Abroad: Resided in the United States in 1977-1978 to be with a woman he was in love with at the time. While there, he took a course in comparative law at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and drove a red Mustang cross-country.
Education: Law Degree, Hebrew University,
Employment: Worked as a lawyer, focusing on real estate and business
Politics: Became Mayor of Sderot in 1998. Turned down offer to become Israel's Ambassador to France in 2005.